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“ANIMALS DESERVE OUR LOVE AND COMPASSION” Scottish entrepreneur Amanda Eskdale of Odara Mineral Beauty shares her passion for cruelty-free and how she wouldn’t have set up her own beauty business any other way From her kitchen table on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, Amanda Eskdale developed her very first mineral foundation in 2016. Five different shades followed and, before she knew it, Amanda had created her own range of natural and vegan-friendly skincare and mineral make-up. From there, Odara Mineral Beauty was born and has grown to become a successful Scottish beauty brand in its own right – with an everexpanding portfolio of luxury skin products. Amanda is so passionate about vegan skincare that she’s now developing her own vegan day spa and facial clinic. “Being a cruelty-free brand means absolutely everything,” says Amanda. “As an empathic ‘earth’ child of the 70s/80s I remember quite vividly animal cruelty issues being splashed all over our TV screens and newspapers. “Fox hunting was one of my first ‘for and against’ debates in primary school and I grew up with an awareness by learning

more about these issues. I understood fully about meat and how it arrived on my mum’s kitchen table. It was a stomach churning period in my life but an interesting one. “Animals were my thing for most of my youth and I had an unconditional love for nature and an unknowing of where it came from. I now believe that, whatever the breed, species or cuteness level,

Beauty and skincare specialist Amanda Eskdale

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Holistic Scotland Magazine August/September 2018  

Holistic Scotland Magazine is Scotland's first print title dedicated to natural health and wellbeing and more mindful living. Inside this ve...

Holistic Scotland Magazine August/September 2018  

Holistic Scotland Magazine is Scotland's first print title dedicated to natural health and wellbeing and more mindful living. Inside this ve...

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